The KVCC Dental Hygiene program prepares graduates to provide a wide range of dental health care services for the public. The need for their specialized intra-oral and prevention oriented educational services is increasing. Dental hygienists are in great demand to provide dental health care in private dental offices, civil service positions, school programs, and various public health fields.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Graduates are eligible to write the National Board Examination and all Regional and State Board Examinations for licensure.
Although an open-door policy applies to the program's prerequisite courses, the Dental Hygiene program has a separate admission process. The maximum enrollment in this program is twenty-four students entering each Fall. Students are admitted on a first come, first served system after completion of the Initial Eligibility Criteria. Understanding the Application Procedure and Admission Criteria is essential for your earliest acceptance into the program.